The 2013 NFL draft is now less than three weeks away. The scouts have seen it all now. They have seen tape on the prospects over the course of their collegiate careers, the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl, the NFL scouting combine and the recently completed pro days for the various players.
Now is the time for NFL teams like the Green Bay Packers to really get their draft boards put together. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has truly built his team through the draft, so he has the working knowledge to get this accomplished the right way.
This will be the ninth year that Thompson has run the draft for the Packers, and you can't argue with his success. Since that time, the Packers have gone 78-50 in eight seasons in the regular season, have won three NFC North titles, have gone to the postseason five times overall and have won a Super Bowl.
A large part of that success has been thanks to the drafting diligence of Thompson and his scouting staff.
When I do a mock draft, I try to get into the mind of Thompson. It's a tough thing to do, but I have had decent success in predicting whom Thompson and his staff might pick.
This mock draft of mine will be my third. I will not be selecting any of the players that I have already chosen in my previous two mock drafts.
Now, let's take a look at my third.